Category: Technology

Water, Dignity and Sustainable Livelihoods for Women in Kenya

by Gemma Bulos -USA- “The human right to water is indispensable for leading a life in human dignity. It is a prerequisite for the realization of other human rights,” -Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan. It is dawn in rural

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How Far Should CouchSurfing Go to Ensure Women’s Safety?

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by Mandy Van Deven -USA- When I began to understand the immensity of the world, I felt a visceral inclination to discover all that it possessed – or at least as much of it as I could. There was, however,

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Screenless Sundays: Almost Amish Tips for Taking A Technology Fast

by Nancy Sleeth -USA- Something is wrong, terribly wrong, about our time. We feel it like a splinter in our hearts. There is no room for margin: we Twitter while we drive, talk while we text, and surf until we

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Innovative Internet-based Projects Give Indian Women Platform to Fight Violence

by Paromita Pain -India- Gropes, stealthy fingers that pinch and leave bruises, catcalls, severe beatings, systematic starvation, emotional torture and worse – harassment against women takes many forms, and like issues of hunger and poverty, it is global in scope.

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The Battle for Net Neutrality: Corporate Takeover or Opportunity?

by Megan Tady – USA – On Tuesday, April 6th a federal court decision put the Internet, and your ability to use it, in jeopardy. It’s a major setback for free speech online and for the prospects of connecting the

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U.S. Stimulus Plan to Boost Geothermal Energy Prospects

by Kimberly N. Chase – USA – In an unmarked meadow by the side of the road at The Geysers, the 30-square-mile steam field about 70 miles north of San Francisco, California, the air smells like sulfur. Clouds of steam

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Video Testimonials Document Politically Motivated Sexual Violence in Zimbabwe

by Abigail Wendle – USA – According to the Zimbabwe Rape Survivors Association, during last year’s highly contested presidential election an estimated 2,000 women and girls were the targets of politically-motivated sexual violence in Zimbabwe. State-sanctioned groups under President Robert

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India Ramps up Nuclear Power with Help from the United States

by Priyanka Bhardwaj – India – At the insistence of the United States, India has been granted global “nuclear exception” status despite being a non-signatory on nuclear non-proliferation treaties, such as the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and the Comprehensive Test Ban

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Protecting Personal Data: Who Is Watching Big Brother?

by Vera von Kreutzbruck – Germany – One of life’s sweet pleasures is to travel. Thanks to the increasing number of low-cost flights, traveling abroad is no longer a luxury reserved for the privileged few. At the same time, however,

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Brain Undrain: America’s Loss Is India’s Gain

by Shreyasi Singh – India – The weakening global economy is helping reverse India’s much-lamented “brain drain” as hundreds of techies, scientists and corporate managers, primarily from the US, are homeward bound. India’s booming economy has aided this influx. Its

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